Since the launch of Professional Builder’s Daily Feed newsletter on June 4, 2014, I have scanned thousands upon thousands of news stories about or related to home building in some way.
Homeowners need well-made and properly installed roofing to protect their homes. Knowing that you're secure from the elements is an important part of being comfortable in your home, perhaps the most important part. A roof that can be easily maintained is essential not only for safety, but also for energy conservation and an aesthetically appealing home.
CertainTeed Apollo Solar Roofing System
CertainTeed’s new Apollo Solar Roofing System is lightweight, durable, resistant to wind uplift, and can easily be integrated into either an existing roof or a new roof.
Owens Corning’s Deck Defense roof underlayment provides both a durable first line of defense against the elements and a secondar
Owens Corning’s Deck Defense roof underlayment provides both a durable first line of defense against the elements and a secondary water-shedding barrier.
The National Roofing Contractors Association and the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association have released Quality Control Guidelines for the Application of Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems. The booklet is intended to provide guidance, based on technical knowledge from experienced asphalt shingle manufacturers and installers, for the on-site evaluation of asphalt shingle roof system applications.
The largest of the three Show Village homes at 3,060 square feet, the Treasure Sands model is designed specifically for the resort rental market, with accommodations for multiple families and large groups. The four-bedroom house is loaded with a variety of living and entertainment spaces and amenities, including a home theater, hobby room, and master suite retreat.
At a scant 528 square feet, the Eco-Cabana model from Palm Harbor Homes may be small in stature but it is mighty when it comes to green living. Designed to meet DOE’s Builders Challenge energy performance requirements of sub-70 on the HERS Index, the model will be loaded with high-performance, sustainable features.
Measuring just 30 feet in width, the Sea Breeze model is designed specifically for narrow-lot, infill applications for just about any region or environment in the country — from coastal settings and mountainous areas to urban landscapes and traditional suburban neighborhoods.
Working with structural insulated panels has its challenges, especially for first-time users. To help shed some light on the common problem areas, we’ve asked a SIPs expert to provide key tips and do’s and don’ts when working with the technology.
For Lancaster, Pa.-based Charter Homes & Neighborhoods, customer satisfaction is more than great service and warranty — it’s about making the home-buying experience something truly special. Read about the 2011 National Housing Quality award winner.
There are a number of reasons builders might make the decision to switch building products, materials, or systems. A different product may offer first-cost or labor savings over your current product. Or perhaps it will make your homes more energy efficient or green, and thus more marketable to potential buyers. Regardless of the reason, switching products does pose risks and challenges for builders.